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We help Leek honour Wardle family with links to the silk industry

A husband and wife who were central to Leek’s place in history as the centre of the British silk industry have been honoured with their own plaques.

Blue plaques to Sir Thomas and Lady Elizabeth Wardle were unveiled on Tuesday (November 13th) at their former family home in Leek, 54 St Edward Street, now the base of our Leek office!

The plaques are the work of Leek and District Civic Society and may be the first in the country…

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Commercial property team keeps growing at Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors

At Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors we are strengthening our legal team once more with the appointment of commercial property specialist Joy Hancock.

An Associate Solicitor, Joy will be based at our Uttoxeter office, and brings with her extensive experience in the property sector having previously worked at Grindeys and Knights solicitors.

She has a passion for landlord and tenant matters, property portfolio work, property sales, acquisitions, financing and all aspects of asset management, having originally considered becoming a surveyor as…

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Solicitor Lisa Cogger qualifies as Collaborative Family Lawyer

Staffordshire families and couples facing a relationship or marital breakdown are set to benefit from a new service from Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors which will allow them to resolve their issues outside of court.

Our Associate Solicitor Lisa Cogger, has qualified as a Collaborative Family Lawyer, a process which offers a non-confrontational approach to dealing with divorce and other areas of family law without having to go to court.
The whole process is led by the client and involves…

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Legal apprentice Jodi joins us as a permanent member of staff

We have strengthened our legal team with the permanent appointment of our apprentice.

Jodi Attwood-Boot joined us as a legal apprentice based at our Uttoxeter office in Carter Street and is now training to become a Chartered Legal Executive, after successfully completing her two-year apprenticeship and securing a permanent position.

After completing her A Levels, Jodi was working part-time while looking for full-time employment. It was her lifelong interest in law that inspired her to apply…

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Event rider takes competition to the next level

In 2017 we began sponsoring up and coming Derby event rider Danielle Meehan to support her in her quest to compete at the very top level of this very challenging equine competition.

Eventing tests both horse and rider across every level as it incorporates show jumping, cross country and dressage, and can be run as a one-day or a three-day event, the most popularly known ones being Badminton and Burghley.

Last year Danielle was competing at novice level…

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Thousands expected to apply for refunds of LPA application fees

The Ministry of Justice has announced that a refund scheme is now in place for people who have been overcharged for their Lasting Power of Attorney registration fee.

The refunds are being offered to those who may have been charged more than was necessary when they applied to register for powers of attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

According to the MoJ, the operating costs of the Office of the Public Guardian decreased between 2013 and 2017…

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Our property team grows with two new appointments

We have strengthened our team with the appointment of two new residential property conveyancers.

Sam Tolley has joined the firm as a conveyancing executive specialising in residential and commercial property, having worked at a legal firm in Newcastle which focuses on new builds.

Originally from Birmingham, Sam came to the area to study law at Keele and he is now working towards his qualification as a chartered legal executive based at our office in Leek.

He said: “I’m really…

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We strengthen our community links in Eccleshall

We are proud to be forging ahead with our community ties in Eccleshall town.

Since first opening  our doors in Stafford Street in 2015 we have become involved with sponsorship of several key community groups and events including Eccleshall in Bloom, the 70th Anniversary Eccleshall Show and the sponsorship of Eccleshall Football Club.

Our most recent involvement with local initiatives has been in our active involvement with The Eccleshall Network (TEN), a newly launched not-for-profit organisation which helps…

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New stamp duty regime hits ‘pension’ property buyers

Increases in stamp duty levels for additional property purchases combined with restrictions on tax relief are making first-time landlords think twice before entering the letting market.

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Be dementia aware and leave your legacy with peace of mind

Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors supported national Dementia Awareness Week by offering some valuable advice at a ‘Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney’ clinic held at a local Leek care home.

The advice session took place at Wall Hill Care Home in Leek and gave attendees the opportunity to raise key questions on the topic of when and how is the right time to make arrangements ahead of time, particularly when having to deal with the potentially debilitating effects of a…

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